Originally posted by Gazza
but IMO there are just far too many listed and a sever culling process should begin immediately.
Yep, I am sure that is your opinion, thanks for that Gazza. As always forthright in your views. But before we consider your opinion, I think we should also consider other peopleís opinions too, as indeed you suggest with the "Discuss."
So far, there appears to be you, Simon and Thomas who want a cull.
Now Iím sure that both yourself and Simon know where to go in London and have also caught up with the latest gen about the new places that are opening seemingly on a daily basis in London. Actually that is the point isnít it? So much is opening itís quite hard to keep track, some will do well, some will fail, but the Places listings on here make it easier to find these new places. Gazza, I know you read Scoopgen so are also aware of new places to go from there too.
Simon, if you are ever short of suggestions for places to go, a quick post on here or a beermail to myself or any of your other friends in London would give you an excellent response. Different top 10 lists, but some crossover too. Top 10 best new places etc etc
And in the same way that the Top 50 beers on Ratebeer wonít be to everyoneís liking, the Top 50 London places wonít be to everyoneís liking. Also there are plenty of not very good beers in the database, so there may be some run of the mill and also not very good pubs in the Places section. Doesnít mean weíll start deleting either section.
Foreign visitors I know welcome the extensive Places section in London giving them access to a whole load of places wherever they may be in the metropolis.
I went to 3 (new to me) pubs this week, all of which I would say are of interest and all I would go back to (Union Tavern - Westbourne Park has an excellent selection of the new London beers, Black Heart - Camden has an excellent bottle list and had the best beer of the day in Moor Hoppiness and The Cock Tavern - Hackney with four new beers from the Howlin Hops brewpub as well as several good drinking reprobates in attendance. Should I enter them if they are not on here? Yes. Do I delete something else? No.
Just out of curiosity, what prompted your post? Are you coming down to London again for a visit or are you merely wanting to stir up debate? (not that there is anything wrong with that)